A New Skill I have spent more time the last few days in front of the computer than in the shop. I am currently learning SketchUp to use for my design work and presentations. (I have owned the pro version for 2 years.) I have been watching the many online video tutorials for SketchUp, and I like the Missing Manual series of books, so I have the one for SketchUp. There is a lot to absorb and I dived right in. A Timely Offer for a Life Preserver Well, I may have dived right in and...
Lumberjock membership is staggering due to a well run site and members from around all the world sharing their projects, technical information and freindship.I have not been a LJ for very long, I love the site but I would like to see a list of Lj’s located in my neck of the woods instead of looking through the thousands of LJ profiles to get a clue. If you could do a search and get a list of LJ’s in your particular country, povence or state, I think some LJ’s would like to k...
Just starting to blog, I have been woodworking as a hobby for around 12 years now. I don’t get to enjoy my hobby as much as I would like to, my job keeps me busy 5 day/week, 12 hours/day at night. between that and chores around the house doesn’t leave a lot of time for woodworking. I will be posting some of my projects in the future, so check them out. Always looking for ideas.
Hi All, Here is a video I recently shot at the Lee Valley West Store in Toronto On. that features a pair of very talented woodworking instructors, Jennifer Hart and Betty Woo. Jennifer and Betty are not only accomplished woodworking instructors; they are passionate and dedicated to their craft and to sharing it with other women. Sit back and watch how the attendees at the seminar were encouraged and empowered through the careful guidance of both Jennifer and Betty. By the way, it&...
Okay I have ment to up-date this but I got busy. I wanted to thank everyone who gave me advice with my last entry. I took alot of the ideas into consideration. I ended up starting more projects. I am almost done a bench an I have a small table and a lazy susan in the works. I have been working everynight after my regular job, and I hope to sell some peices and be able to rent a little place to start my own business. So Thank you one and all.Joebazooka
Finished the Research and Making a WorkBench! #7: He is back from the great outdoors... Think things that go boom in the night
I feel bad and hope no one was actually paying attention to this following along anyway…. I work in an environment where ya get poofed away at times.. I am back and I DID keep photo’s of everything SO I will go thru the painfull steps of getting my photo’s updated and ya be amazed an awed (or ya not admit it) if the end product! It looking sweed and I am building most of the rest of it on it.. It is a grunt, lift, drop to move it. Ya still need to “clamp crap to it...
I assembled the carcase and built the top. Everything went well. I used red oak on all of the non visible parts of the dresser. Now it is time to start the drawers. I am using red oak for the sides and backs of the drawers and sycamore for the drawer fronts. I am planning to try dovetails for the first time. Thanks for looking. I will post my next update after I build the drawers and have hopefully figured out how to make dovetails. Have a great week. Ben
A short history putting me to where I’m at now. I’ve always had an interest in woodwork, but unfortunately had too many other interests and thus am getting a late start into it. Over the years I’ve had and enjoyed many hobbies, and most have come and gone, but my interest in creating things for myself has never died. I’m avid do-it-yourselfer anyway and have generally done everything myself from home maintenance and room remodeling, to working on my own cars, motorc...
Work on the bench continues with attchment of the endcaps. I posted this picture primarily to show this little trick on how to extend your bar clamps since most of us don’t keep 7 foot clamps around. I’m sure this is old news to most but for those who have never tried it, it’s a nice trick in a pinch.The cherry end caps are held on with double half inch splines. Getting these to line up was a little tough. Thanks for lookin.
Hello LJ – I’ve received a very warm welcome, and many people have left comments in my profile. It’s nice to find a community like this where people are actually polite and aren’t laughed at for being that way. I’d like to enlist your help if possible. I am in the process of reviewing my current tool kit, and I’ve come across a few things I’d like to replace, but can’t find a good source for. The first thing is Screwdrivers. I have more...
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